"Quiet As They Come"—An Interview With Author Angie Chau

New America Media, News Report, Thai Anh Nguyen, Posted: Oct 31, 2010

The Vietnamese-American literary sensation talks about her short story collection focused on Vietnamese refugees living in the Bay Area.




Could Appellate Ruling on SB 1070 Turn Back Clock in CA?

New America Media, Commentary, Laura Sanchez, Posted: Oct 31, 2010

Latinos will be closely watching the appeals court hearing in San Francisco on the constitutionality of SB 1070.




Bay Area Liquor Stores Shun Idea of Selling Pot—Too Risky

New America Media, News Report, Alex Park, Posted: Oct 31, 2010

If Prop. 19 passes, a proposed bill could allow corner liquor stores to sell marijuana, but some store owners and workers say the risks aren't worth it.




The Year of the Indian-American Candidate

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 31, 2010

With six Indian-Americans running for Congress and another for South Carolina governor, the macaca moment of 2006 seems like a long time ago—or does it?




The Conversation with Roy and Rodriguez—The Juan Williams Affair

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 31, 2010

This week, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy discuss the fallout from NPR's firing of Juan Williams and what it means for public media.




CA Ethnic Voters: Anti-Pot, Pro-Environment, Pro-Budget Reform

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 31, 2010

Ethnic voters' preferences on three key measures on the November 2 ballot could prove decisive, a new Field Poll finds.




Valerie Jarrett: "We're in Jeopardy of Going Back to Where We Were"

New America Media, Question & Answer, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 30, 2010

The White House senior adviser discusses what happens if the GOP takes back the House and criticizes the left for underestimating the challenges Obama has faced.




With Less Money for Prisons, States Ease Rules Against Ex-Convicts

America's Wire, News Report, Kenneth J. Cooper , Posted: Oct 30, 2010

Pragmatic new laws make it easier for ex-inmates to find work—with the hope that if employed, they will stay out of trouble.




Dearborn Mayor Responds to Angle: "No Sharia Law Here"

The Arab American News, News Report, Natasha Dado, Posted: Oct 30, 2010

Dearborn, Michigan community responds to Sharron Angle's recent statement that the city operates under "Sharia Law."




Obama's Approval Ratings and the Angry White Voter (Again)

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 30, 2010

A new Gallup Poll is a reminder that blacks and whites have been divided over Obama from the beginning—and over other issues for decades.




Racist Rhetoric Hounds South Asian Candidates, Report Finds

New America Media, Commentary, Deepa Iyer and Priya Murthy, Posted: Oct 30, 2010

A new report tracks statements targeting South Asian, Arab American, Muslim, and Sikh communities by elected officials and those running for public office.




Governor Terminates Child Care for Poor Californians

New America Media, Commentary, Apollonia Jordan, Posted: Oct 30, 2010

Come November, thousands of families will lose child care provided through a state program, leaving them scrambling to find other options or risk losing their jobs.




Field Poll: Tight Races for CA Attorney General, Lt. Governor

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Posted: Oct 30, 2010

Harris and Cooley are deadlocked for attorney general, while Newsom narrowly leads Maldonado—but many ethnic voters remain undecided.




Pakistani American Rings Closing Bell of NASDAQ to Raise Flood Awareness

Pakistan Link, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2010

Pakistani American entrepreneur Najeeb Ghauri presided over the NASDAQ closing bell today to raise U.S. awareness of the flooding in Pakistan.




Day of Action Against Climate Change in Richmond, CA

Richmond Pulse, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Oct 29, 2010

Richmond, Calif., celebrated a day of action to combat climate change and inform the community about global warming, green jobs and sustainable living.




SF Midnight Hoops Unites the Hunter's Point Hood

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Amanze Eminike, Posted: Oct 29, 2010

The city of San Francisco along and community based organizations helped to organize a midnight basketball league designed to unite a divided neighborhood.




Chinese Student from SF Faces Deportation to Peru

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 29, 2010

A college student from San Francisco is currently being detained in an immigration jail in Arizona, where he faces deportation to Peru.




New America Now: Controversies and Elections

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 29, 2010

Why do so many immigrants join the US Armed Forces? What is it like to grow up in a country that is at war with itself and a family that fights each other?




Ethnic Media Helps Shape Narrative in 2010 Elections

New America Media, News Report, NAM staff reports, Posted: Oct 28, 2010

With minority voters expected to play a decisive role, big ethnic media have benefited from candidates' access and money—but smaller outlets still feel ignored.




Distrusting the Flu Shot

Black Voice News, News Report, Staff, Posted: Oct 28, 2010

Many African-Americans —because of a history of unlawful experiments and adverse reactions—avoid getting flu shots.




L.A.'s Sit/Lie Law a Lesson for San Francisco

San Francisco Bayview, News Analysis, Jennifer Friedenbach and Bob Offer-Westort, Posted: Oct 28, 2010

San Francisco is considering a law that would make it illegal to sit or lie on the city's streets. What can it learn from Los Angeles?




Riding the Green Wave—Q&A with Richmond CA Mayor Gayle McLaughlin

Richmond Pulse/New America Media, News Report, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Oct 28, 2010

In an oil town known for crime and dirty politics, Green Party Mayor Gayle McLaughlin has pushed an environmental agenda—and her enemies are pushing back.




Balikbayan Box Sender’s Dilemma: To Send or Not to Send

Philippine News, News Report, Posted: Oct 28, 2010

To the US balikbayan boxes shipping industry, this is supposed to be its peak season. This is the time when the bosses would command their troops not to get sick because this is the only time they can make a decent income to compensate for the hardship the past nine months. ‘Bawal magkasakit!’ is the rallying cry.




Houston, TX - A CDC News briefing on the Impact of Flu-Related Complications and the Importance of vaccination - Thursday, Oct. 28th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 28, 2010

Join a panel of both national influenza experts from the CDC and local immunization representatives for an in-depth conversation about the dangers of influenza and the vaccine that protects against it. This is your opportunity to ask leading experts about who’s at risk, how it might impact ethnic and minority communities and the availability, effectiveness, safety and efficacy of the vaccine.




Field Poll: Latino Voters Give Brown Solid Lead Against Whitman

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Oct 28, 2010

Whitman's housekeeper scandal has broken the race wide open, with only Vietnamese Americans saying they favor the GOP candidate.




Number of Filipinos in Canada on the uptick

GMA News, News Report, Posted: Oct 27, 2010

The number of Filipinos entering in Canada annually rose to a 10-year high in 2008, and over a hundred thousand Filipinos have become Canadian citizens already in that same ten-year period.




Social Security Can Unite Generations, Not Divide Them

New America Media, News Analysis, Anthony Advincula and Paul Kleyman, Posted: Oct 27, 2010

Will Social Security be there for today’s youth? As the debate in Washington heats up, youth and elders are actually joining forces to protect every family’s future.




A Doctor’s Word: Reducing HIV’s Bone-Breaking Risk

New America Media, News Report, Erin Marcus, MD, Posted: Oct 27, 2010

The AIDS virus accelerates osteoporosis—brittle bones—and other diseases of aging. HIV-positive patients need to get tested and take preventive actions.




Out of Work (and Hope)—Construction Laborers' Great Depression

La Opinion, News Feature, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Oct 27, 2010

High jobless rates are taking a terrible emotional toll on construction laborers and their families, with six suicides in one L.A. union in the past two years.




With This Election, What Exactly Does America Yearn to "Take Back"?

New America Media, Commentary, Behrouz Saba, Posted: Oct 26, 2010

A nation that has always denied the deep inequities of its class structure is beginning to sense that something profound really has been taken from it.




Health Care Law - How Does It Help People Without Insurance, Jobs, Papers?

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Oct 26, 2010

Below are some of the frequently asked questions NAM has heard since President Obama signed the health care reform law in March.




Al Jazeera and the Secret Iraqi Files

New America Media, News Report, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Oct 26, 2010

Though Al Jazeera's role in examining the Wikileaks documents has not been widely acknowledged, it has led to some startling revelations.




Filipinos 5th-Largest Social Media Users

GMANews.TV, News Report, Posted: Oct 26, 2010

According to the latest study on global social network usage by Internet marketing research firm ComScore.com, the Philippines has the fifth "most engaged social networking audience" in the world.




Manila Police Chief Axed After Ill-Fated Hostage Case

abs-cbnNEWS.com, News Report, Posted: Oct 26, 2010

Manila Police District head Chief Superintendent Rodolfo Magtibay, who ordered the ill-fated police assault on hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza, was relieved from his post last week.




Meet the Candidates: CA Superintendent of Schools

New America Media, Interview, Rupa Dev, Posted: Oct 26, 2010

Next week,CA voters will decide who will take over the daunting job of leading the state’s public school system. Here, the two candidates answer questions from ethnic media.




A "Quality" American Job: When Carly Fiorina Was My Boss

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Posted: Oct 26, 2010

GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina touts quality jobs for America, but a former HP temp worker recalls low wages and no job security under her watch.




One Angry Teacher: Why Has Public School Become a Gauntlet?

New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral, Posted: Oct 25, 2010

For low-income students, the situation in our public schools is much, much worse than anyone imagines.




Midterm Elections: Black Voters Could Make the Difference

Washington Afro, News Report, James Wright, Posted: Oct 25, 2010

The importance of the Black vote can be traced to the 1976 race for president, when African-Americans voted over 80 percent for Jimmy Carter.




Michigan Arab Americans Support Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Oct 25, 2010

Virg Bernero, Democratic Gubernatorial nominee for Michigan and imcumbent mayor of Lansing, has made a strong effort to reach out to the Arab American community,




US Pledges $100,000 in Aid for Phil. Typhoon Victims

abs-cbnNEWS.com, News Report, Posted: Oct 25, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed condolences to the Philippines last week after super typhoon Megi hit Northern Luzon killing 17 people.




Black Voters Weigh Their Options in the Upcoming Election

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Donny Lumpkins, Malcolm Marshall and Ann Bassette, Posted: Oct 25, 2010

As the November election nears, many Black voters are asking themselves whether or not they'll support President Obama and the Democrats.




From Pot to Parks: A Latino Voters Guide to CA Ballot Measures

El Tecolote, Commentary, S.F. State Raza Students, Posted: Oct 25, 2010

To help Latino voters navigate the complicated Nov. 2 ballot, S.F. State Raza Studies students offer these recommendations.




Mandu Can-Do

LA Beez , News Report, Katherine Yungmee Kim, Posted: Oct 24, 2010

U.S. trade restrictions on meat products from South Korea make room for local company to make, sell hundreds of thousands of dumplings a day.




Keeping the Internet Open—Big Stakes for Ethnic Groups

California Crusader News, News Analysis, Cesar Arredondo, Posted: Oct 24, 2010

“Net neutrality”—whether telecoms should be allowed to limit access to content on the Web—is a looming issue with huge consequences for free speech.




Poetry From San Quentin

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 23, 2010

A compilation of poetry from an inmate and how his teacher encouraged him along the way.




Prop. 23 Debate: Does CA Climate Change Law Hurt Ethnic Communities?

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Oct 23, 2010

In a NAM debate on suspending CA's landmark global-warming law, the big issues were jobs, small business, and the health consequences for people of color.




Asian-Americans Just Say No to CA Measure Legalizing Pot

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Oct 23, 2010

Many parents in the Asian community worry about the effect that legalizing marijuana would have on their kids and communities.




Where Are the Pacific Islanders in the "Asian Pacific Islander" Identity?

San Jose Beez, Commentary, Jean Melesaine, Posted: Oct 23, 2010

"Asian Pacific Islander" is used as a pan-ethnic term to identify those the Pacific Islands such as Samoa and Tonga, alongside those from the continent of Asia, such as China or Korea. Does the lumping together help or hurt Pacific Islanders living in the U.S.?




NAACP Report: Yes, Tea Party Movement Has Racist Ties

Black America Web, News Report, Frederick Cosby, Posted: Oct 22, 2010

NAACP leader says racists "are speaking at Tea Party events, recruiting at rallies, and in some cases remain in the Tea Party leadership itself."




A Chinese Immersion School May Become a First in Boston

Sampan, News Report, Joanne Wong, Posted: Oct 22, 2010

Language immersion programs have become increasingly popular in cities and towns across the country.




Sanchez Leading Tran in Cash Race

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Oct 22, 2010

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has a glaring advantage in cash over her Republican challenger, Van Tran.




The Real Ginny Thomas Scandal: Being a Front for Secret Corporate $$$

Jack & Jill Politics, Commentary, Rikyrah , Posted: Oct 22, 2010

Is harassing Anita Hill just a ploy to deflect questions about where Mrs.Clarence Thomas's Tea Party cash is coming from—and how it might influence the Supreme Court?




New America Now: The Arab Show

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 22, 2010

New America Now focuses on Arab culture through a memoir, a book about Arabs in America, a novel and a charter school in the East Bay.




Election Report Card: Which CA Candidates Are Best for Latinos?

El Tecolote, News Analysis, La Raza Studies program, San Francisco State University, Posted: Oct 22, 2010

SF State students analyze the major candidates for five statewide offices on a range of issues important to the Latino community this November.




SF - Debate on Prop. 23 - What’s at Stake for Ethnic Communities - Friday, Oct. 22nd

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 22, 2010

Prop. 23 is the November ballot measure that calls for the suspension of California’s landmark law to reduce greenhouse gases. Supporters of the measure say implementing the state’s climate law would kill jobs, while opponents say it will halt a growing green-jobs engine in the state and harm public health. NAM will host a debate on the key issues of jobs and public health with two speakers on both sides.




New Push by Mexico to Provide Health Care in U.S.

La Prensa-San Diego, News Report, Frontera Norte-Sur, Posted: Oct 22, 2010

Many Mexican immigrants are uninsured, yet are far more likely than their counterparts at home to suffer from diabetes, mental issues, and other health problems.




Gone Juan: A Faux Liberal NPR Should Have Canned Long Ago

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Posted: Oct 21, 2010

Juan Williams was no liberal, but he played one on NPR. And NPR needed his appearances on right-wing Fox even more than he did.




Health Care Law - What’s in it for seniors?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Oct 21, 2010

Dr. Toni P. Miles, a professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and Robert Phillips, a policy expert at The California Endowment, address four frequently asked questions about seniors and their benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law in March 2010.




Barrage of GOP Bills Would Deny Citizenship to U.S.-Born Kids

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Oct 21, 2010

Arizona lawmaker and allies in 14 states want Supreme Court to reinterpret the 14th Amendment to deny citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants.




NPR Analyst Juan WIlliams Fired Over Muslim Comments

New America Media, News Report, NAM News Report, Posted: Oct 21, 2010

The longtime NPR commentator, one of the most prominent African-American journalists, made his comments on Fox TV.




Where Did All the Pastrami Go?

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 21, 2010

In the vast new world of ethnic restaurants, the Jewish deli is becoming harder and harder to find.




CNN and Black Newspaper Take on "Almighty Debt"

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Oct 21, 2010

At a screening for a new CNN documentary, a D.C. audience debates the intersection of faith and financial pressures in the black community.




School Matters: In LA Lawsuits, Two Rights Don't Correct a Wrong

New America Media, News Report, John Rogers and UCLA Staff, Posted: Oct 21, 2010

Two court cases are shaking up L.A.'s unfair system for assigning teachers to schools. But without more fundamental change, disparities will remain.




Miami, FL - A CDC News briefing on the Impact of Flu-Related Complications and the Importance of vaccination - Thursday, Oct. 21st

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 21, 2010

Join a panel of both national influenza experts from the CDC and local immunization representatives for an in-depth conversation about the dangers of influenza and the vaccine that protects against it. This is your opportunity to ask leading experts about who’s at risk, how it might impact ethnic and minority communities and the availability, effectiveness, safety and efficacy of the vaccine.




Small, Endangered Kiribati Takes Giant Steps to Save the Ocean

New America Media, News Feature, Rasa Gustaitis, Posted: Oct 20, 2010

Tiny Pacific nations, soon to be swallowed by the sea, have emerged as leaders in ocean conservation.




Two Moms and an Atomic Bomb

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 20, 2010

Documentary filmmaker MT Silvia reflects on two mothers affected by the atomic bomb in very different ways.




Mom Uses Social Network to Mourn Murdered Son, Confront Killer

Richmond Pulse, News Feature, Donny Lumpkins // Photos by: Kerri Connolly // Audio by: Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Oct 20, 2010

After her son was murdered, Kelly Smith started writing on his MySpace page to try to find his killer. What she found was a place to express her grief.




Quake Experts Ask Ethnic Californians: Are You Ready?

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Posted: Oct 20, 2010

Experts expect a major quake to hit California at any time, and ethnic communities are among the most vulnerable and least prepared.




Fil-Am Philanthropists Ask Community to Help Typhoon Megi Victims

"Balitang America"-The Filipino Channel, Video, "Balitang America" staff, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

Dr. Carmelo Roco and his wife Bernadette appeared on Fil-Am English daily newscast "Balitang America" of The Filipino Channel calling on the community to help the victims of Typhoon Megi ("Juan") in the Philippines.




Report: Modern-Day Debtors' Prisons Devastating the Poor

Final Call , News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

A new study by the ACLU reveals that many are being locked up or threatened with jail because they cannot afford to pay their legal fines.




Will Foreclosure Scandal Lead to Better Laws—or Just a Pause?

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen and Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

Amid outrage at lenders' behavior and calls for a national moratorium on foreclosures, one homeowner's frustration speaks for millions.




Typhoon Megi ("Juan") Leaves 12 Dead, Might Hit Philippines Again

Inquirer.net, News Report, Kristine L. Alave, Amy R. Remo, Norman Bordadora, Katherine Evangelista - Philippine Daily Inquirer, INQUIRER.net, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

The strongest typhoon in the world this year is making its way out of northern Luzon, Philippines, leaving at least 12 people dead. But weather experts there say Typhoon Megi ("Juan") could be pushed back to the Philippines by two weather systems in the vicinity of China.




India, Vietnam Plan Joint Army Training

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

India last week announced a host of measures to expand its defense ties with VietNam, including joint training of armies.




Sacramento - Ethnic media briefing on CA's new health care reform law - Tuesday, Oct. 19th

New America Media, News Report, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

By 2014, virtually all immigrants and ethnic Californians can receive health care insurance at very low cost, yet over 90% ethnic Americans know nothing about the law and how it could improve access to the quality care of health care for them and their families. Ethnic media are key to ensuring they are informed.




How to Index a City's Distress

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

Aaron Glantz explains NAM's latest index which looks at the indicators of distress in a city.




Little Tokyo Property Owner Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

Stakeholders in Los Angeles’ Japantown say they are concerned that the financial problems with a property owner could result in a change of ownership again.




Black Vote May Have Strong Impact on Maryland Gov. Race

Washington Afro, News Report, Shernay Williams, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

Many Baltimore politicians and political strategists argue that Black voters will determine the outcome of the gubernatorial race,




Despite Settlement, Black Farmers Still Waiting to Get Paid

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Staff, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

Pigford v. Glickman was a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, alleging racial discrimination in its allocation of farm loans.




Getting High—and Clean—in Richmond, CA

Richmond Pulse, Video, Paul Billingsley/Malcolm Marshall/Sean Shavers, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

Marksha Huey spent over a decade as a drug addict on the streets of Richmond, Calif., but after prison, she couldn't get clean in her hometown.




Nearly 40 African-American Republicans Are Vying for Office

Black America Web, News Report, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

There hasn’t been a black Republican in Congress since J.C. Watts left office in 2003. But at least 38 black GOP candidates are on the November ballot in 21 states.




Waiting for Super Teachers

New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Oct 19, 2010

The documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman’” generated strong reaction among students in a community college.




Footage Taken by Predator Drones on Border Released

La Opinion, News Report, Posted: Oct 18, 2010

Last September, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were deployed by the U.S. government to patrol the Texas – Mexico border, and last week the images captured by those vehicles, were made available to the public for the first time.




Typhoon Megi ("Juan"), World's Strongest This Year, Weakening in Philippines

Inquirer.net, News Report, Kristine L. Alave & Dona Pazzibugan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer Northern Luzon, Posted: Oct 18, 2010

Typhoon Megi ( "Juan" in the Philippines) weakened as it made its way across northern Luzon and toward the South China Sea, but experts expect it to intensify again on Tuesday.




Menlo Park - News Briefing about earthquake preparedness at Menlo Park Fire Protection District’s Baylands Structural Collapse Training Center , Oct. 18th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 18, 2010

Briefing with firefighters, urban search and rescue experts, State Geologist, American Red Cross and other experts to address earthquake preparedness. Experience an earthquake inside the “Big Shaker”.




Nobel's Pro-Military Agenda and the Future World Order

New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Oct 18, 2010

Under the influence of Norway's Thorbjoern Jagland, the Nobel Peace Prize has become a pawn of Western powers in the emerging New Cold War.




Mexican Students Fear Corruption (Palanca) More Than Drug Wars

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Oct 18, 2010

For a new generation of well-educated Mexicans, the biggest challenge is a "palanca" culture that awards opportunity only to the well-connected.




Hillary Clinton: Help Me Change Diplomacy With Technology

New America Media, News Report, Suzanne Manneh, Posted: Oct 17, 2010

In S.F. speech, U.S. secretary of state says diplomacy should not be about "men in suits" but about empowering people in developing countries.




La Opinión Endorses Newsom Over Maldonado

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Oct 17, 2010

La Opinión is endorsing Gavin Newsom over his opponent Abel Maldonado, a Latino Republican from Southern California.




Surviving War, But Not the Peace—Surge in Vets Dying Back Home

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Oct 17, 2010

In California, death rate among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans back home is three times higher than during combat.




Patron-Saint Festival Unites a Weary Mexican Town

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Oct 17, 2010

Mexicans who are experiencing the toughest economic times in memory are turning to religious rituals to sooth their souls and bring them hope.




Lao Oral History Project Launches Online

AsianWeek, News Report, Posted: Oct 16, 2010

The Center for Lao Studies recently launched an online oral history project documenting the untold stories of former Lao refugees in California and Minnesota.




New "Distress Index" Shows SF's Economic Pain Is Getting Worse

New America Media, News Report, Nina Martin, Posted: Oct 16, 2010

Groundbreaking new tool by NAM and Stanford uses 11 types of monthly data, such as foreclosure rates and food bank visits, to chart recession's real-time impact.




Gubernatorial Hopeful Brown Targeted by Sikh Group

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Oct 16, 2010

California gubernatorial hopeful Jerry Brown, who currently serves as the state’s attorney general, has been targeted by a civil rights organization for his opposition to allowing a bearded Sikh to serve as a state prison guard.




Recession Hits SF Harder Than Dot-Com Bust, Distress Index Shows

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Posted: Oct 16, 2010

The recession is still being felt on the streets of San Francisco, and has hit more people, harder, than the dot-com bust 10 years ago.




Meet Jeremy Lin, Golden State Warrior

Hyphen Magazine, Question & Answer, Victoria Yueyn, Posted: Oct 16, 2010

Hyphen Magazine got a chance to play 15-minute catch-up with the newest Golden State Warrior, Jeremy Lin.




Text Stressing—the Pressures of Staying Connected

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Analysis, Donny Lumpins and the YO! Radio Crew, Posted: Oct 15, 2010

Two young women talk about the daily pressures they face because of their social-networking habits.




New America Now: Prison Poet, Distress Index and the Atomic Bomb

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 15, 2010

A documentary about two mothers on opposite sides of an atomic bomb; where have all the deli's gone; and how distressed are you in this recession?




The Digital Classroom: K-12 Online Education

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Sean Shavers, Posted: Oct 15, 2010

Online education isn't just for college students anymore. For many young people, the option of learning in a digital classroom has become a more viable one.




Can Michelle Obama Rescue the Democrats?

New America Media, News Report, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 15, 2010

With her popularity rating now 20 points ahead of her husband's, Michelle Obama may be the Democratic Party's go-to person to rev up dispirited voters.




SF - Press Briefing Launching Distress Index Friday, Oct. 15 th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 15, 2010

Developed by New America Media in partnership with The Stanford University Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, the new Distress Index is a comprehensive look at local economic ups and downs in real time. Combing administrative and public data, the Distress Index assembles eleven monthly indicators (including CalWORKs Enrollment and Homeless Assistance Requests, Bankruptcies, Food Stamps Applications and Food Pantry Visits, MediCal Medically Needy Enrollment, Healthy San Francisco Enrollment, Foreclosures, Unemployment and Unemployment Insurance Recipients, and County Adult Assistance Programs Participation) to create a more complete picture of economic distress in a specific area.




Black Leaders Oppose New Rules on Access to Career Colleges

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Michael K. Frisby, Posted: Oct 14, 2010

The so-called "Gainful Employment" rule would make entire programs ineligible for federal money if they fail to meet a broad new standard.




Afghanistan—War With No End in Sight

Final Call , News Report, Saaed Shabazz, Posted: Oct 14, 2010

The violence engulfing Afghanistan and Pakistan is the culmination of 30 years of American intrigue in Central Asia.




Court Strikes Blow to Arpaio

EFE, News Report, Posted: Oct 14, 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to put an end to "unconstitutional practices" that put the lives of detainees at risk.




Latino Immigration From a Different Direction

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 14, 2010

Mary Odem, a history professor at Emory University, discusses her recent book on Latino immigration in the South.




Building Up Green Jobs in Richmond Ca.

New America Media, Audio, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Oct 14, 2010

YO! caught up with Chuck Carpenter of Richmond Build. He works with people between the ages of 16-40 to get them off the streets and trained in pre-construction and pre-apprentice skills.




Arizona's Latino Republicans and the SB 1070 Dilemma

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Oct 14, 2010

Latino Republicans in Arizona are faced with a dilemma: Vote for the GOP, which has led attacks on their community, or vote against their party.




Cold? Yes. Isolated? Sure. But Alaska's Filipinos Thrive

New America Media, News Feature, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Oct 14, 2010

Filipinos flocking to Alaska for economic reasons turn to cultural comforts to thrive in an isolated place.




Los Angeles - A CDC News briefing on the Impact of Flu-Related Complications and the Importance of vaccination - Thursday, Oct. 14th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 14, 2010

oin a panel of both national influenza experts from the CDC and local immunization representatives for an in-depth conversation about the dangers of influenza and the vaccine that protects against it. This is your opportunity to ask leading experts about who’s at risk, how it might impact ethnic and minority communities and the availability, effectiveness, safety and efficacy of the vaccine.




Paladino and Ultra-Orthodox Homophobia

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Oct 13, 2010

Gays and immigrants are the new targets of the right in nearly every community, from conservative Christians to Orthodox Jews.




The Flip Side of Globalization

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 13, 2010

The new play "Dancing on Glass" looks at how working for a call center in India affects the lives of the people who answer the phone.




Whitman and Brown’s Last Debate

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Oct 13, 2010

California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown held their last debate Tuesday night, three weeks before Election Day.




SF's Restaurant Workers: Uninsured in a Dangerous Job

New America Media, Video, Vivian Po, Posted: Oct 13, 2010

Restaurant workers in San Francisco's Chinatown have a high risk of injuries such as cuts and burns on the job, at the same time that they face a lack of health coverage.




San Diego - Ethnic media briefing on CA's new health care reform law - Wednesday, Oct. 13th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 13, 2010

By 2014, virtually all immigrants and ethnic Californians can receive health care insurance at very low cost, yet over 90% ethnic Americans know nothing about the law and how it could improve access to the quality care of health care for them and their families. Ethnic media are key to ensuring they are informed.




Tarnished Badges—Philly Cops Accused of Robbing Dope Dealers

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Larry Miller, Posted: Oct 12, 2010

Two Philadelphia police officers were arrested and released on $1 million bail this week in connection with a scheme to rob a drug dealer.




Bishop Long Has Accusers and Defenders Among 'Spiritual Sons'

Washington Afro, News Report, Staff, Posted: Oct 12, 2010

Interviews with two “spiritual sons” of the Atlanta-area minister, produced pictures of a predator and a benefactor.




The Food Stamp Budget

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 12, 2010

We've seen what eating McDonald's for 30 days will do to your health, but what about living on food stamps for one week?




Poll: Latino Voter Apathy Down

La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Oct 12, 2010

A poll by Latino Decisions finds voter apathy among Latinos diminishing in the last few weeks.




Philippines Still Friendly to Tobacco Industry

GMANews.TV , News Report, Posted: Oct 12, 2010

As other countries in the Asia Pacific count their gains in the war against the tobacco lobby, the Philippines remains a haven for the cigarette industry and its millions of loyal patrons.




A Nobel Peace Prize for Cultural Self-Hatred

New America Media, Commentary, Channa Li, Posted: Oct 12, 2010

In China, Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is seen as a sell-out to the West, embracing Western values at the expense of Chinese culture.




The Conversation with Roy and Rodriguez: Gay Suicide and 'The Social Network'

New America Media, Video, Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 12, 2010

Richard Rodriguez and Sandip Roy discuss the suicide of a college freshman whose sexual encounter with another man was broadcast online.




Columbus Day Trial for Defenders of Raza Studies

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Rodriguez, Posted: Oct 12, 2010

The irony of standing trial on Columbus Day – for defending Tucson’s Raza Studies Program – was not lost on the defendants.




Health Care Law - What’s in it for Small Businesses?

New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Oct 11, 2010

In California, small businesses, or businesses that employ less than 100 people, make up over 90% over all private sector employers, employ over 5 million Californians, and paid over a third of the state’s private sector payrolls. Nationally, small businesses employ over 50 percent of all private sector workers in the US and have generated two thirds of the new jobs in our economy during the recession. What is the new health care reform law doing to help this critical sector of our economy?




Israeli Soldiers Speak Out on US Tour

The Arab American News, News Report, Jessica Barrow, Posted: Oct 11, 2010

Israeli Soldiers are speaking at colleges and community centers nationwide this month to provide their personal perspective on the Israeli Army.




Feds Probe Trafficking of Filipinos in U.S.

Filmstar.net, News Report, Posted: Oct 11, 2010

U.S. federal authorities are investigating a major trafficking case involving at least 11 overseas Filipino workers who have fled harsh working conditions from their hotel jobs in Biloxi, Miss.




Filipino War Vets Sue U.S. Government over Benefits

Philippine Daily Inquirer, News Report, Posted: Oct 11, 2010

A lawsuit claims the U.S. government is discriminating against Filipino World War II veterans by giving them benefits far below what other U.S. veterans receive.






China-Japan Feud Reveals Unexpected Loyalties in Taiwan

New America Media, Commentary, Rebecca Chao, Posted: Oct 11, 2010

In the wake of the stand-off over Japan's seizure of a Chinese fisherman, a Chinese American finds that her Taiwanese grandfather has surprising loyalties.




I'm a Scrapper — The Art of Turning Metal into Money

San Jose Beez , Commentary, Anonymous , Posted: Oct 10, 2010

One young commentator writes about the craft of "scrapping" which allows her to pull in a great income — that is if she doesn't get caught.




Meg Whitman Reaps What Pete Wilson Sowed

New America Media, Commentary, Joseph Nevins, Posted: Oct 10, 2010

Meg Whitman's housekeeper scandal has a precedent within her own campaign. Her campaign manager, former Gov. Pete Wilson, did a Whitman before Whitman.




Forgery, Fraud and Foreclosures

Amsterdam News, News Report, Cyril Josh Barker, Posted: Oct 09, 2010

Several lawsuits have been filed against big banks due to the mishandling of important lending documents.




Pittsburgh Family, Activists Demand Federal Police Brutality Probe

Final Call , News Report, Posted: Oct 09, 2010

More than eight months later, no officer has been held accountable for the attack on 18-year-old Jordan Trent Miles.




San Jose's Gay Community Self-Segregates Along Racial Lines

San Jose Beez, Commentary, Kasha Covington, Posted: Oct 09, 2010

Despite the multi-ethnic demographics of the city, San Jose's gay community seems divided among lines of race, according to a commentator.




Ethnic Californians in Dark About Health Care Reform’s Impact

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 09, 2010

Minority communities could find health disparities reduced thanks to health care reform, but very few ethnic Californians know anything about the law, a new poll shows.




Chinese Nobel Winner’s Wife Sees Many Ironies

CNA/ World Journal, News Report, Translated by Vivian Po, Posted: Oct 08, 2010

Wife says dissident Liu Xiaobo, winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, was imprisoned for fighting for the political reforms that China's leaders claim to want.




Cornel West: Arizona Immigration Law Reeks of White Supremacy

PhxSoul.com, Video, Heather Jackson, Posted: Oct 08, 2010

Dr. Cornel West discusses the historical roots of SB 1070 and why fear, hate and racism are festering in America today.




Change of Guard in Chihuahua Brings Little Hope

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Oct 08, 2010

Mexico's largest state, scarred by the country's drug wars, has a new governor— but can he make any difference against a culture of corruption and cynicism?




New America Now: Food Stamps and Outsourcing

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 08, 2010

This week on New America Now, a closer look at whether it's possible to be healthy on food stamps and a play about outsourced call centers.




WHO ASKED US?: Budget-Cut Fallout in the New School Year

San Jose Beez, Commentary, Lisa Madrid, Posted: Oct 08, 2010

When one new educator started volunteering at a homework center at a San Jose, Calif., library, she saw students grow in confidence and skills. Now budget cuts have eliminated after-school programs like hers.




Rick Sanchez, Helen Thomas, Octavia Nasr—Reverse Anti-Semitism?

Palestine Note / New America Media, Commentary, Ray Hanania, Posted: Oct 08, 2010

Three high-profile journalists just lost their jobs because of comments regarded as anti-Semitic. Would Arab-bashing have exacted a similar price?




Travelers Trip Up with Common Ethnic Foods in UAE

India West, News Report, Posted: Oct 08, 2010

Travelers to the United Arab Emirates carrying poppy seeds or betel nut could end up in jail.




The (Not-So) New Civil War Among Whites

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Oct 07, 2010

If President Obama wants to stave off massive midterm losses, he needs his young, white, college-educated base because working-class whites have dumped him.




Nazi Propaganda, Using Jews as Actors

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 07, 2010

"A Film Unfinished" is created from Nazi propaganda filmed inside the Jewish ghettos in the 1940s.




2010 Sees Record Number of Deportations

La Opinión, News Report, Antonieta Cádiz, Posted: Oct 07, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Wednesday that it has deported a total of 392,000 people during the 2010 fiscal year.




Calderón: Legalizing Marijuana Could Spell Trouble for Mexico

La Opinión, News Report, Gardenia Mendoza Aguilar, Posted: Oct 07, 2010

"It's really hard for the government to jail a farmer who is planting marijuana to sell to Californians," said Mexican President Felipe Calderón.




Do Charter Schools Widen Race and Class Divide?

New America Media / ChicoSol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Oct 07, 2010

A look behind the scenes at a charter school and public school in Chico examines whether the charter school system is increasing segregation.




Cell Phone Photo Leads to Arrest of Sex Offender

World Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 07, 2010

A Chinese high school student got her harasser arrested by taking a picture of him using her cell phone on New York’s subway.




Newark NJ - A CDC News briefing on the Impact of Flu-Related Complications and the Importance of vaccination - Thursday, Oct. 7th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 07, 2010

Join a panel of both national influenza experts from the CDC and local immunization representatives for an in-depth conversation about the dangers of influenza and the vaccine that protects against it. This is your opportunity to ask leading experts about who’s at risk, how it might impact ethnic and minority communities and the availability, effectiveness, safety and efficacy of the vaccine.




Community Service for Peace

New America Media, Commentary, Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

A commentary on how community service can be used to promote peace and good will on a tumultuous day.




Bay Area Activists Respond to Mehserle Retrial Bid

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Cat and Michael Walker, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

Johannes Mehserle is one of only two police officers in the history of California to ever be convicted of killing a civilian in the line of duty.




Clinical Trials: A Legacy of Shame and Fear

Washington Informer, News Report, Elaine Hegwood Bowen, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

Congress created the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.




House GOP Calls for Investigation of Black Farmer Settlement

Washington Afro, News Report, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

Three Republican members of Congress, claiming the $1.25 billion settlement is subject to widespread fraud and abuse, demand a probe.




Two Chinese Fishing Boats Head to Diaoyu Islands

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

Tensions between China and Japan rose again when two Chinese patrol boats sailed near the disputed Diaoyu, or Senkaku, Islands




Dialing Back Resumé Blackness

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

A distinctive first name can become a unique, identifiable brand. But some ordinary folks say being uniquely different is just too difficult.




Latino Voter Turnout Expected to Be Low

La Opinión, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

Latino voters, especially immigrants, are poorly motivated to participate in elections this coming November.




Model Minority Faces Unemployment

AsianWeek, News Report, Linda Ong, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

Asian-American youth between 16 and 24 are having a harder time finding jobs than their white counterparts.




Universal Stories with a Chinese Twist

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

Looking at the fragile relationships of our lives through the words of a MacArthur fellow.




Facebook Movie Feels Virtually Real

New America Media, Commentary, Eming Piansay, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

A recent college grad realizes The Social Network, the new film about Facebook, says more about her generation than about Mark Zuckerberg.




Health Reform Could Bridge Ethnic Health Care Gap

New America Media, News Report, Poornima Weerasekara, Posted: Oct 06, 2010

Ethnic physicians say health care reform, if properly implemented, could allow many minorities groups to access care. But the devil is in the implementation details.




Immigration-Law Anger Pumps up Arizona Voter Registration

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández , Posted: Oct 05, 2010

Monday was the deadline for voter registration in Arizona. The momentum built by the opposition to the state’s hard-line immigration law is helping register new voters.




Juarez Psychologists Seek Therapy in Texas

EFE, News Report, Posted: Oct 05, 2010

Psychologists in Juarez, Mexico's most violent city, are in need of therapy themselves.




Where Are the Green Jobs? An Interview With Van Jones

New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Oct 05, 2010

President Obama's former "Green Czar" weighs in on what California ballot measure Proposition 23 means for the state's future.




Inland Empire - Ethnic media briefing on CA's new health care reform law - Tuesday, Oct. 5th

New America Media, Event, Dana Levine, Posted: Oct 05, 2010

By 2014, virtually all immigrants and ethnic Californians can receive health care insurance at very low cost, yet over 90% ethnic Americans know nothing about the law and how it could improve access to the quality care of health care for them and their families. Ethnic media are key to ensuring they are informed.




Italy's Unseen and Unheard Use Spray Paint to Change the Conversation

New America Media, News Report, Alexandra Moe, Posted: Oct 05, 2010

As Italy's ethnic media come together to find their voice, graffiti speaks for those excluded from the public dialogue.




California’s 'Supermen': Why These Charter Schools Stand Out

New America Media, Question & Answer, Rupa Dev, Posted: Oct 05, 2010

Two California charter-school networks—Oakland-based Aspire Public Schools and LA Alliance—have delivered the highest test scores and graduation rates for some of the state’s most disadvantaged students.




The Silent Majority

La Opiniòn, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Oct 04, 2010

The images of drunk drivers and heartless criminals, showing the negative impact of immigration, do not present the true picture of the undocumented.




Towing Companies—Big Contributors to Political Campaigns

La Opinión, News Report, Isaías Alvarado, Posted: Oct 04, 2010

Latino politicians receive campaign contributions from towing companies that confiscate undocumented immigrants' cars.




South Korea Bolsters Protections for Vietnamese Brides

Nguoi Viet, News Report, Posted: Oct 04, 2010

South Korea is taking steps to reform the matchmaking process, but advocates say more laws are needed to protect foreign brides.




The Asian Way Beckons the U.S.

China Daily USA, Commentary, Stephen S. Roach, Posted: Oct 04, 2010

The U.S. needs to develop a greater appreciation of the Asian mindset of economic management and policy strategy. Rather than bashing Beijing for how it uses its currency, Washington needs to take a much deeper look at the savings-short U.S. economy




L.A.'s Black Skateboarders Find Their Hub

Los Angeles Sentinel, News Report, Jason Lewis, Posted: Oct 04, 2010

William Lee Lamar has been skate boarding and surfing for the past 22 years, and he wanted to bring his passion to his people.




Dual-Threat Quarterbacks Taking Over Football

Washington Afro, Commentary, Perry Green, Posted: Oct 04, 2010

Tops in college football this season are Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor and Auburn’s Cameron Newton, both are dual-threat quarterbacks.




Boiling With Anger, a Mexican Town Takes Justice Into Its Own Hands

New America Media, News Report, José Luis Sierra, Posted: Oct 04, 2010

Fed up with the inaction and incompetence of law enforcement authorities, citizens of the little town nicknamed "La Chona" punished two kidnappers by beating them to death.




Ethnic Seniors Avoid End-of-Life Talk, but Want More Options

New America Media/Northwest Vietnamese News, News Feature, Julie Pham, Posted: Oct 04, 2010

Ethnic seniors in Seattle fear that medicine will prolong life beyond its natural limits. Many don’t want to talk about it, but others want to know their options.




Chinese Hold the Key to SF District 10 Supervisor Race

New America Media, Video, Kevin Weston, Posted: Oct 03, 2010

Chinese Americans make up 20 percent of District 10’s registered voters—the fastest-growing Chinese voter bloc in San Francisco.




The Recession Is Over? Not for Us

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Various Authors, Posted: Oct 03, 2010

Last week, CNN reported that the recession that began in December 2007 supposedly ended in June 2009. We asked young people to weigh in.




Students Refuse to Give Up on Dream Act, Despite Latest Setback

New America Media, News Report, Andres Caballero, Posted: Oct 03, 2010

High school and college students in New York say they are not giving up the fight after lawmakers again refused to introduce legislation for the Dream Act.




North Korea's New Boy-General Generates Chatter—and Angst

New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Oct 02, 2010

North Korea's father-to-son transfer of power, if and when it takes place, will mark the world’s first-ever three-generation communist dynasty.




North Richmond Community Members Go Green

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Oct 02, 2010

In an effort to beautify their community, community members in North Richmond Ca. took part in the North Richmond Green Festival.




Clementi Tragedy: Tech Teens' Lust to Expose Isn't Same as Gay-Bashing

New America Media, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 01, 2010

After 20 years, I still feel a thrill when I see a South Asian name in the media. But this story was different— "Dharun Ravi: The Reason for Tyler Clementi’s Suicide.”




Street Soldiers Radio: Richmond Fights Back

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette, Posted: Oct 01, 2010

This week, the staff of Street Soldiers Radio discuss the troubles that plague the city of Richmond, which has been ranked as one of ten most dangerous cities in the U.S.




Schwarzenegger Signs Key Bills to Move Health Care Reform to Next Level

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 01, 2010

New health-care "exchanges" will give small businesses and uninsured Californians a range of insurance options, from bare-bones to "Cadillac"




SCHOOL MATTERS: "Waiting for Superman" and the Debate Every Teacher Should Welcome

New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral, Posted: Oct 01, 2010

As a teacher with tenure in a low-income public school, Davis Guggenheim's documentary leaves me with mixed feelings. But I welcome the debate it has provoked.




Howling from The Tombs

New America Media, Commentary, Russell Morse, Posted: Oct 01, 2010

I recently attended a film screening of Howl. It was not the first time the poem gave me a transcendent communal experience.




Richmond Youth Clean the Bay Coast

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Posted: Oct 01, 2010

Environmentalists and young people to the Richmond coast line to take part in the International Coastal clean up day in hopes to improving their environment.




Understanding the Latest Health Care Rules

Black Voice News, News Report, Chris Levister, Posted: Oct 01, 2010

Starting now, insurance companies will no longer be permitted to exclude children because of pre-existing health conditions.




New America Now: The Human Condition

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 01, 2010

2010 Macarthur genius Yiyun Li on her new book. Nazi propaganda films shot in the Warsaw ghetto. A Muslim American on the timing of Ramadan this year.




Harlem Teen Shooting Highlights ‘State of Emergency’

Amsterdam News, News Report, Posted: Oct 01, 2010

George White was a regular 15-year-old who lived in Harlem. He went to a neighborhood party, and around 10:52 p.m., he was shot once in the torso.




Ethnic Elders Split on Washington State Assisted-Suicide Law

New America Media/Northwest Vietnamese News, News Feature, Julie Pham, Ph.D., Posted: Oct 01, 2010

Vietnamese, Latino and Somali seniors know little about Washington state’s 2008 law permitting doctor-aided suicide for terminally ill patients.




U.S. Domestic Politics Complicating Relations with China

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Oct 01, 2010

As Congress approaches the midterm election, China-bashing has once again proven to be a convenient way to distract from the country's real problems.